Welcome to Realizing Beauty Makeup Artistry by Christa Potter (formerly known as Perilously Pretty Makeup Artistry).

Hi! I'm Christa and I’m a professional mobile makeup artist based out of Fenelon Falls in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario and owner/editor of RealizingBeauty.com. I service the City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings and events.

I am passionate about helping real women embrace, and enhance, their natural beauty. I believe makeup should not be a mask we hide behind. It's a fun and empowering tool to accentuate our true beauty. It's time to start having an awareness for the beauty in ourselves, others, and the world around us.


Christa did a fantastic job of making me feel at ease, and as someone who does not typically wear very much makeup, Christa struck the absolutely perfect chord with making me feel beautiful, but also not 'overdone'. I would absolutely recommend Christa's services for anyone looking for a kind, talented, and caring professional that you can absolutely entrust with making you look and feel beautiful on any important day! Thank you Christa! Marlena M.

I would absolutely recommend Christa. My makeup was exactly what I wanted for my wedding and lasted all night perfectly. Lynsey T.

I have had the pleasure of having my makeup done by Christa twice, the first time at my best friend’s wedding and the second at my own wedding. She is professional, reliable, and very sweet. She does makeup beautifully and you can tell she really loves what she does! Christine M.

She has a great, calm personality and was very easy to work with. My bridal party and I loved her work! I'd definitely recommend her to anyone in the Kawartha Lakes area! Erin T.

I was so lucky to have Christa do my makeup not once, but three times! She did an absolute amazing job each time. She was flexible with traveling out to my home and to both my wedding venue and my best friend’s wedding venue to do makeup. Christa is very well organized, efficient and knowledgeable on what shades looks best on each girl. She had no problem completing makeup for 10 girls on my wedding day - I was blown away! I would highly recommend her for any occasion. I know that I'll definitely be using her services again! Hailey J.

The entire bridal party looked incredible when she was done with us. She brought out natural beauty without caking on a mask of makeup. If you're considering Christa for your wedding, do it! You won’t be disappointed! Jessica C.

Christa did an amazing job on everyone's makeup for my sister's wedding! The makeup held up all day despite it being insanely hot out and everyone looked so good! She so accommodating too. My mom loved our makeup so much she had Christa do hers as well, which was not planned, and Christa was more than happy to squeeze her in last minute too. Would definitely recommend her to anyone for professional makeup! Amber S.

Christa is absolutely AMAZING! I am so glad I chose her as my make-up artist for my wedding. She worked her magic on me along with my 6 bridesmaids and everyone was equally impressed with her skill, creativity, professionalism and huge selection of makeup. I loved that she was consistent and I looked the same at my trial as I did on the day of my wedding and she did this all by looking at one single picture I showed her. Christa is fabulous and I would highly recommend her. Thanks again Christa for making be feel so beautiful and confident at my wedding. Verity E.

We all were beyond pleased, each of us smiling, and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful service you provided. We felt transformed! My biggest laugh was all day my mother saying "I look in the mirror but I don't know that person". She looked spectacular!!
And then my girlfriend Angela, still is talking about how fun it was having her makeup done and how much she appreciated it. It reminded the three of us of getting ready for prom far too many years ago. Judy C.

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